New Orleans StorySLAM Swing Producer

Position: New Orleans StorySLAM Swing Producer

Location: New Orleans, LA

Details: Independent contractor position


  • SLAM Regional Producer Rate: $325/show

  • GrandSLAM Regional Producer Rate: $425/show

  • Mainstage Regional Assistant Producer Rate: $250/show

Organization Description:

The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth has presented more than thirty thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. [To really understand The Moth, we encourage you to listen to a few stories here:]

Position Overview:  

This is an independent contractor position with a commitment of approximately 6-8 hours per event, spread between pre-event preparation, the night of the StorySLAM, and post-event tasks. 

The Moth seeks a vibrant, dedicated production professional to join our New Orleans StorySLAM team as a freelance Swing Producer. The Swing Producer will be responsible for producing 2-3 StorySLAMs per season, engaging in outreach, coordinating with The Moth Headquarters in NY and supporting the lead Regional Producer for the annual GrandSLAM.

Key Responsibilities

  • Before the StorySLAM, you would:

    • Book/confirm the crew (including the host, videographer and audio engineer);

    • Print and prepare the physical event materials;

    • Assist with show promotion on social media (primarily Facebook);

    • Recruit volunteers to support the StorySLAM;

  • On the night of the StorySLAM, you would:

    • Run the StorySLAM from start to finish;

    • Train and manage volunteers

    • Work with the crew and our host to make sure they are on-time and prepared

    • Coordinate complimentary tickets for our local media partners

    • Act as timekeeper and scorekeeper during the event;

    • Summarize stories (briefly; 2-3 sentences) for post-event wrap

    • Coordinate with the venue for setup, door list, and financial settlement

  • After the StorySLAM, you would:

    • Submit your event wrap, including a brief summary of each story, and storyteller releases

    • Submit your financial wrap, including settlements, crew invoices, etc.

  • Timely and responsive communication with Moth Headquarters in NYC throughout the pre-event, event and post-event producing process

Qualifications and Skills

  • A dedication to seeking out new and diverse storytelling voices

  • Sensitivity to different perspectives and an ability to communicate effectively with people from different backgrounds

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment 

  • Highly organized, and detail and deadline-oriented 

  • Experience with producing live events or volunteering at live shows (Familiarity with The Moth's programming and live show format a plus)

  • Technical skills: Computer and smartphone literacy, Google Drive, Google Docs and Sheets, Social Media; familiarity with Square and/or Formstack a plus. 

  • The ideal candidate is a 2+ year resident of New Orleans

  • Reliable transportation is a plus


Please apply using the following form: At the end of the form, you’ll be asked to submit your resume and cover letter.